rare birds records
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)
© Andrey Kovalenko
Caspian Sea, Tup-Karagan.
The first photo record in birds.kz website. A rare pass migrant for Kazakhstan. It is known that in Mangyshlak the red-throated loon was found on migration and, possibly, wintered occasionally in the Caspian Sea (Dolgushin, 1960).
Caucasian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus lorenzii)
© Gennadiy Dyakin
Fakel, Mangistau region
A new species for Kazakhstan. The habitat of Phylloscopus lorenzii covers Turkey, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia and northern Iran.
Grey-headed Lapwing (Microsarcops cinereus)
© Ivan Bevza
lowerTurgen river, Almaty oblast.
first record in Kazakhstan
Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)
© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
The third sighting of the species at Mangyshlak. Before to this, one migrant bird was recorded on April 11, 2009 in South Mangyshlak and another on April 19, 2009 in the Kaundy depression (Neve et al., 2010).